Thursday, 17 March 2011

South London Art Map and Last Fridays!

Hotel Elephant has now become part of the South London Art Map and will be opening up for Last Fridays next friday the 25th March!
We will be celebrating the time that Emile Kelly has spent at the gallery over the last month, with an exhibition of the portraits he has collected from the local community since the start of his project.
We hope to see you all there!

Emile Kelly in the press!

9 March 2011
Emile Kelly has set up a pop-up portrait studio and project space, the International Portrait Gallery, which will be open Sat – Weds at Hotel Elephant, 77 – 85 Newington Causeway.
Through the space he is offering photographic portraits to the local community, free of charge and obligation, in the hope of establishing collaborative relationships with willing individuals.

These individuals will become the subjects of my photography-based work, which is concerned with globalisation and it's effects on community and identity.

‘My belief ,’ he says, ‘is that the International Portrait Gallery can become a site of dialogue between the SE1/SE17 community and myself, and that this is the ideal context for the production of a challenging and compelling work, containing a multiplicity of voices, with subjects participating in their representation.’

He has created a large scale, aerial photograph of the area which he will be writing and drawing onto in response to the stories told to him for the duration of the show. I will also experiment with letting other people write and draw on this image.

The end result will be a map that documents and layers some of the narratives, lives and experiences that define the area, but are intangible and could not be captured by the objective nature of a "normal" map

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Killer Diller At Hotel Elephant!!

This saturday night saw the Killer Diller event at Hotel Elephant, it was a great success and left the crowd wanting more, all the acts were great! 
Killer Diller we want more!!!!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Killer Diller At Hotel Elephant

The 12th of March will see an exciting live music and comedy event at Hotel Elephant!
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